IT'S A FASCINATING FACT !
BLUE WHALES ARE NEKTON ANIMALS
nekton animals are animals that actively swim in the water
NEKTON IS ANOTHER WORD FOR PELAGIC
pelagic animals are marine animals that live in the open waters of the ocean
and do not ever come very close to land
BLUE WHALES SLEEP IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY FROM THE WAYS HUMANS SLEEP
blue whales must think to breathe
so .. they can only rest one hemisphere ( half ) of their brain at a time
WHEN THEY SLEEP THEY ARE STILL ALERT ! WOW !!!
A BLUE WHALE IS SO ENORMOUS THAT AN ADULT HUMAN COULD SWIM IN
THE MAIN ARTERY OF A BLUE WHALE'S HEART .. THE AORTA ! ! !
the blue whale can swim on its back ! ! ! ! !
the blue whale dives very very very deep !!!
AN ADULT BLUE WHALE WEIGHS THE SAME AS 1,500 HUMANS ! ! !
THE EXHALED BREATH OF A BLUE WHALE SMELLS A LITTLE BIT LIKE FISH ! ! !
AN ADULT MALE ELEPHANT WEIGHTS 4 - 7 TONS ..
AN ADULT BLUE WHALE WEIGHS 150 TONS .. OR 300,000 POUNDS
THE BLUE WHALE IS THE LARGEST ANIMAL THAT HAS EVER LIVED ON EARTH !!!!!
LARGER THAN EVEN THE LARGEST OF ALL extinct giant reptiles !!!
THE BLUE WHALE'S BLOWHOLES ARE SO BIG THAT A HUMAN TODDLER
COULD CRAWL INSIDE THEM !
BLUE WHALES HAVE A DISTINCT DIVING PATTERN
first .. the blue whale will usually make 3 or 4 short shallow dives
sometimes up to 20 short dives
then .. the blue whale will make a very long deeper dive
the long dive will be up to 300 feet deep
( KRILL ARE NOT FOUND DEEPER THAN 300 FEET )
the blue whale CAN dive to a depth of 1,600 feet !!!!!
and then lie motionless resting for up to 2 hours !!!!!!!
THE LARGEST KNOWN BLUE WHALE WAS A FEMALE ..
THEREFORE .. THE LARGEST ANIMAL TO HAVE EVER LIVED WAS A FEMALE !!!!
the blue whale is a lot longer and heavier than even the biggest of all the extinct giant reptiles !
the largest is theorized to have weighed 25 - 35 tons ..
the blue whale weighs 100 - 150 tons !!!!
BLUE WHALES ARE SUPER FAST SWIMMERS !!!
they can swim 30 miles per hour .. if they need to go FAST !!
their usual speed is about 12 miles per hour
BLUE WHALES DO NOT BREACH OFTEN
but sometimes they will LEAP halfway out of the water when they are traveling FAST ! ! !
the blue whale's blood vessels are so large that a human child could crawl through them !!!
BLUE WHALES ARE HUGE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE BIODIVERSITY OF PLANET EARTH !
THE ONLY THING THAT EVERY AMAZING ANIMAL IN THE WORLD HAS TO DO TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE
ENVIRONMENT OF PLANET EARTH IS SIMPLY JUST TO BE ALIVE !
AMAZING PLANET EARTH IS LIKE A HUGE SPORTS TEAM .. WITH ALL THE ANIMALS BEING REALLY REALLY
IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF THE TEAM .. ALL EACH ANIMAL HAS TO DO IS JUST BE HERE !!!
JUST DO WHAT THEY DO NATURALLY .. LIVE THEIR AMAZING LIVES !!!
THAT IS ENOUGH !!!
WHEN THE BLUE WHALE FEEDS AT THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN ..
LOTS OF BIRDS AND FISH COME INTO THE AREA AND FEED ON THE OVERFLOW OF KRILL
THAT THE WHALE HELPS TO BRING TO THE SURFACE ! ! !
porpoises and dolphins also eat the krill that the blue whale brings to the surface of the water !!
WHALES ARE AMONG SOME OF THE LEAST UNDERSTOOD OF ALL OF EARTH'S AMAZING ANIMALS
THERE WERE AT LEAST 200,000 BLUE WHALES IN THE EARLY 1900'S
HUMAN ACTIVITIES GREATLY REDUCED THEIR POPULATION
HUMANS WILLFULLY AND WITHOUT REGARD ALMOST EXTINCTED THESE MAGNIFICENT
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING BEINGS
BLUE WHALES GAIN PROTECTION FROM HUMANS THROUGH LAWS CREATED BY HUMANS IN 1966
BLUE WHALES BECAME LISTED AS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
beautiful blue whales appear on postage stamps around the world ..
we HAVE to make sure that they appear in ALL the oceans of the world FOREVER !!!
TOTAL WORLDWIDE POPULATION IS DIFFICULT TO SAY EXACTLY BECAUSE BLUE WHALES ARE DIFFICULT
TO STUDY BECAUSE THEY LIVE IN A VERY VERY VERY VAST AREA
THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD ARE VERY VERY LARGE ..
FROM NORTH POLE TO SOUTH POLE IS ABOUT 12,000 MILES !!!
BLUE WHALES ARE A SPECIES THAT MIGRATES AND THEREFORE ARE ON THE MOVE A LOT OF THE TIME
SCIENTISTS AND MARINE BIOLOGISTS ESTIMATE BLUE WHALE POPULATIONS ..
Balaenoptera musculus musculus
the NORTHERN BLUE WHALE
2,000 - 3,000 individuals
Balaenoptera musculus indica
the INDIAN OCEAN BLUE WHALE
Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda
the PYGMY BLUE WHALE
Balaenoptera musculus intermedia
the SOUTHERN BLUE WHALE
500 - 800 individuals
THE TOTAL COMBINED WORLD POPULATION FOR ALL BLUE WHALES IS ABOUT
15,000 - 17,000
that is just NOT enough beautiful blue whales for planet Earth ! ! !
THE WORLD POPULATION OF BLUE WHALES IS NOW JUST A SMALL FRACTION OF THE POPULATION OF THE
EARLY 1900'S ..
THE POPULATION IS LOW BECAUSE OF HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HUMAN BEHAVIORS
THE PRECIOUS AND WONDERFUL BLUE WHALE IS EXTREMELY ENDANGERED
AND EXTREMELY IN DANGER ! ! !
THE HABITAT OF THE BLUE WHALE IS EXTREMELY IN DANGER
BLUE WHALES MATE AND HAVE BABIES AT A VERY SLOW RATE
SINCE HUMANS NEARLY EXTINCTED BLUE WHALES .. IT WILL TAKE THEM PERHAPS 100
YEARS TO RESTORE THEIR POPULATIONS ! ! !
blue whales need the help of every human on earth
to truly care and make a difference to change the world !!!!
THE BLUE WHALE IS FACED WITH MANY HUMAN MADE PROBLEMS !!!
THE RED HOT PROBLEM OF GLOBAL WARMING IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR BLUE WHALES !
PLANKTONIC ALGAE NEED COLD COLD COLD WATER TO GROW
KRILL EAT ALGAE
BLUE WHALES EAT KRILL
ALL MUST HAVE COLD COLD COLD WATER ! ! !
POLLUTION OF OCEANS !!!!
all raise water temperatures .. warm water will kill animals indirectly by killing their food
anything dumped into the ocean creates harmful dangerous conditions for all animals of the oceans !!!
BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MATERIAL
hazardous medical waste has been dumped into the oceans and creates health changes to ocean animals
as it would to humans
man made toxic compounds persist in the environment
these compounds used in plastics inks lubricants
when these are dumped into the oceans .. they collect in animal's body tissues
pesticide posion .. banned in United States in 1970's .. still in use in South American and Asia !!!!
gets into water and is poison to all life on planet Earth !!!
the beautiful blue whale can become entangled in fishing gear
this is so bad !
fishing is not fun for ANYONE !
HUMANS COMMERCIAL FISHING FOR KRILL
as a food source takes away the BLUE WHALES ONLY source of food !
blue whales need to communicate with each other over long distances ..
human noise from transport ships .. military ships and testing .. cruise ships .. all create NOISE ! !
oil spills and gasoline and fuel spills are horrible horrible catastrophic problems for blue whales !!!
chemicals are absorbed into the bodies and blubber of all baleen whales
those chemicals slowly release into the whale's milk and make baby blue whales sick ! ! !
humans do not know enough about the largest animal that has EVER lived on the planet Earth !!!
humans do not understand blue whales or have enough respect for them
HUMANS MUST REDUCE THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT ON THE EARTH ..
MUST REVERSE GLOBAL WARMING NOW !!!!!
NO MORE DUMPING OF ANYTHING INTO RIVERS OR THE OCEANS
EVER EVER AGAIN !! IT HAS TO BE STOPPED !!!
HUMANS MUST NOT USE POISONS .. NOT USE DDT .. NOT USED PCBs !!
HUMANS MUST FIND ALTERNATE FOOD SOURCES .. HUMANS CAN EAT ALL SORTS OF THINGS !!
no catching of krill for ANY reason !!!
HUMANS MUST FIND OTHER FORMS OF ENERGY !!! like .. SOLAR ENERGY !!!
HUMANS MUST FIND WAYS NOT TO SPILL OIL
UNTIL TOTALLY DIFFERENT FORMS OF ENERGY ARE UTILIZED !!!!!
HUMANS MUST LEARN ABOUT BLUE WHALES !!!
why extinct giant reptiles ?? and NOT blue whales !!!
blue whales are so amazing and they are LIVING !!!
HUMANS MUST LEARN ..
SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND BLUE WHALES BETTER AND LEARN TO LOVE and RESPECT THEM !!!!!
|" There is the sea,|
vast and spacious
teeming with creatures
beyond number __
living things both large and small "